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Old 01-15-2011, 06:15 PM   #1
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I'm having some problems with the Eddystone. Sometimes the bolt will close all the way, but not cock. Yesterday it was doing that and sometimes it would not completely even completely close. I finally just gave up in frustration.

What do you think?

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Old 01-15-2011, 09:27 PM   #2
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Step one: Clean it !!

Remove the bolt and scrub the chamber/receiver thoroughly. Then disassemble the bolt and clean it and all associated parts !

Not a martial arms afficianado myself, but years of neglect, buildup of cosmoline and dirt can be a problem. Remember martial arms are meant to work until they catastrophically fail. >MW

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It was spotless.

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I can attest to that! Virtually spotless!!

CA, didn't that happen when I was testing the trigger pull as well?

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I can't remember.

M14'sRock suggested I check the action screws. I may have had them too tight.

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The more I think about it, the more overtightened screws make sense.

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I can't remember.

M14'sRock suggested I check the action screws. I may have had them too tight.
that is true right there. I cinched mine down nice and tight once and it caused all sorts of havoc.
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It's the only thing that makes sense at this point. I had the rear screw pretty tight, but loosened the front screw because the barrel needs to float. I think it was uneven pressure. I'll try and hit the range again this week and check it out.

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From the contents of the "follow-on" posts, you must have one of those plastic receivers Eddystone was famous for......Can't think of any other reason for action screw tension to influence the alleged bolt lockup !! >MW

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From the contents of the "follow-on" posts, you must have one of those plastic receivers Eddystone was famous for......Can't think of any other reason for action screw tension to influence the alleged bolt lockup !! >MW

Hmmm.


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